Another kind of RV trailer is the fifth wheel. These are the trailers that hitch up in the bed of the truck, making them easier to tow and providing more living space without adding to the overall length of your setup.
Fifth wheels are bigger and heavier than travel trailers, meaning you will need a large truck to tow one. They also tend to be higher quality (though there are exceptions to this rule) and are more expensive. For these reasons, we feel fifth wheels are best for those who will camp for longer periods of time, or for full time RVers who are either stationary or traveling full time.
Because these RVs are quite large, they are perfect for bigger families or large groups who like to camp together. There are a number of different floor plans available, making it easy to choose the perfect fifth wheel for you.
Last on our list is the truck camper. This is neither a towable nor a driveable. Instead, this RV type slides into the bed of your truck, using that space as a living space while you’re out camping. Truck campers can be used on or off of the truck bed, so if you want to leave your camper behind while you go out exploring, that is totally possible.
Believe it or not, there are truck campers with slides available, and even these super compact RVs manage to squeeze in the usual kitchen, bathroom, bed, and couch or dining space. Still, all truck campers—even those with slides—are quite tiny and are best for solo travelers, couples, or the occasional weekend trip with a kid or two.
Obviously, size is the biggest drawback with this type of RV. However, we do like that a truck camper can go anywhere your truck can, and the minimal amount of required maintenance is fantastic!
With all the different types of RVs available, with a little research you will find one that will fit your needs. It is always a good idea to do your research, look at all the options and then make your decision.
If you are in the market to buy an RV make sure to check out our inventory. We have every class or type of RV available!